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Indians reliever Parra has flair for winning

Spokane reliever Luis Parra has pitched just 14 innings this season but has almost half of the Indians' wins. Read game story

Parra, a 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic, has shown an uncanny knack for winning games. He made just his ninth appearance of the Northwest League season on Thursday but worked two innings to pick up the win.


Parra (6-1) also has one save this season. He's tied for the league lead in victories with Hillsboro's Jared Miller (6-0), who has worked 41 innings and won each of his six starts.


Parra won the Indians' season opener by working two perfect innings. He picked up his second victory in Spokane's fourth game of the season and earned his third win on July 4 after blowing a save situation. His fourth win came three days later. His fifth came last Sunday and gave Spokane its only win during a five-game series at Hillsboro.


The seventh-year professional has a career record of 34-32 in the minors.


"He's done a great job for us," Indians manager Tim Hulett said. "He's a guy we trust. He's been in that position (to earn a win) and he just competes."



Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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